Hi all, it’s gonna be a whining and bitching post so beware and hope you don’t mind…
I started the first course in mid Dec 2020. Responsive web design and JS certificate were relatively easy.
Things start to get challenging when I came across React, so I spent the last week watching a 10 hour React course on FCC YouTube channel, code along while watching, experiment with things to make sure I understand most of the content. But when I started working on the Front end project, it just made me frustrated. In terms of functionality, I think can build those things with what I learn in React but I lack the necessary CSS skill so things always look way off of how it’s supposed to be, which makes me feel lost and frustrated.
Not only React, realizing that there are so many things I don’t know and am not good at really makes me feel depressed. (npm, node.js, git, API, and many many more…)
I think JS is relatively easy to understand for me as I spent some time with Python before, the programming concept is similar to each other. But positioning and styling the content of a webpage with html and CSS feels very foreign to me. I know building things is the key to get used to it, but any advices on how to at least get good at it in the first place? Start building something out of fragmented knowledge of html and CSS doesn’t seem to work for me…
I’ve read this article from FCC earlier, mentioning he had a mentor when he was learning web dev. Wondering how to find somebody who’s willing to spend time mentoring me if I were to find one? Any advice please?
Thanks for hearing me whining